CenturyLink acquires networking assets

CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) has acquired certain assets of the company formerly known as Active Broadband Networks, a provider in software-based broadband networking, the company said.

The company said these assets will help accelerate CenturyLink´s efforts to automate its network, move network functions into the cloud and deliver software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) services to its customers.

The company formerly known as Active Broadband Networks, based in Framingham, Mass., uses SDN and NFV technologies to provide broadband edge solutions to service providers, enabling them to deliver a next-generation cloud-based service infrastructure. CenturyLink´s acquisition of the company´s edge platform assets strengthens CenturyLink´s ability to virtualize core network functions.

CenturyLink is a global communications, hosting, cloud and IT services company enabling customers to transform their businesses and their lives through technology solutions. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, Big Data analytics and IT consulting, and operates more than 55 data centers in North America, Europe and Asia.